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For many users, working in the Unix environment means using vi, a full-screen text editor available on most Unix systems. Even those who know vi often make use of only a small number of its features.Learning the vi Editor is a complete guide to text editing withvi. Topics new to the sixth edition include multiscreen editing and coverage of fourviclones: vim, elvis, nvi, and vile and their enhancements to vi, such as multi-window editing, GUI interfaces, extended regular expressions, and enhancements for programmers. A new appendix describes vi's place in the Unix and Internet cultures.Quickly learn the basics of editing, cursor movement, and global search and replacement. Then take advantage of the more subtle power of vi. Extend your editing skills by learning to use ex, a powerful line editor, from within vi. For easy reference, the sixth edition also includes a command summary at the end of each appropriate chapter.Topics covered include:

  • Basic editing
  • Moving around in a hurry
  • Beyond the basics
  • Greater power with ex
  • Global search and replacement
  • Customizing vi and ex
  • Command shortcuts
  • Introduction to the vi clones' extensions
  • The nvi, elvis, vim, and vile editors
  • Quick reference to vi and ex commands
  • vi and the Internet

Synopsis:

A complete guide to text editing with "VI", the text editor available on all UNIX systems, this reference shows how to customize "VI" and "ex" to meet users' needs. Command summaries are included for easy reference.

Synopsis:

For many users, working in the Unix environment means using vi, a full-screen text editor available on most Unix systems. Even those who know vi often make use of only a small number of its features.

Synopsis:

For many users, working in the Unix environment means using vi, a full-screen text editor available on most Unix systems. Even those who know vi often make use of only a small number of its features. Learning the vi Editor is a complete guide to text editing withvi. Topics new to the sixth edition include multiscreen editing and coverage of fourviclones: vim, elvis, nvi, and vile and their enhancements to vi, such as multi-window editing, GUI interfaces, extended regular expressions, and enhancements for programmers. A new appendix describes vi's place in the Unix and Internet cultures. Quickly learn the basics of editing, cursor movement, and global search and replacement. Then take advantage of the more subtle power of vi. Extend your editing skills by learning to use ex, a powerful line editor, from within vi. For easy reference, the sixth edition also includes a command summary at the end of each appropriate chapter. Topics covered include: Basic editingMoving around in a hurryBeyond the basicsGreater power with exGlobal search and replacementCustomizing vi and exCommand shortcutsIntroduction to the vi clones' extensionsThe nvi, elvis, vim, and vile editors Quick reference to vi and ex commandsvi and the Internet

About the Author

Arnold Robbins, an Atlanta native, is a professional programmer and technical author. He has worked with Unix systems since 1980, when he was introduced to a PDP-11 running a version of Sixth Edition Unix. He has been a heavy AWK user since 1987, when he became involved with gawk, the GNU project's version of AWK. As a member of the POSIX 1003.2 balloting group, he helped shape the POSIX standard for AWK. He is currently the maintainer of gawk and its documentation. He is also coauthor of the sixth edition of O'Reilly's Learning the vi Editor. Since late 1997, he and his family have been living happily in Israel.

Table of Contents

Dedication Preface Basic and Advanced vi Chapter 1: The vi Text Editor Chapter 2: Simple Editing Chapter 3: Moving Around in a Hurry Chapter 4: Beyond the Basics Chapter 5: Introducing the ex Editor Chapter 6: Global Replacement Chapter 7: Advanced Editing Extensions and Clones Chapter 8: vi Clones Feature Summary Chapter 9: nvi--New vi Chapter 10: elvis Chapter 11: vim--vi Improved Chapter 12: vile--vi Like Emacs Appendixes Quick Reference ex Commands Setting Options Problem Checklists vi and the Internet Colophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565924260
Author:
Lamb, Linda
Author:
Robbins, Arnold
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Location:
Sebastopol, CA :
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
Operating Systems - UNIX
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Operating Systems - IBM Compatible
Subject:
Computers
Subject:
Word Processing - General
Subject:
Word processing
Subject:
Computer programs
Subject:
Text editors (Computer programs)
Subject:
Unix (Operating system).
Subject:
Text editors
Subject:
UNIX
Subject:
Vi
Subject:
Books; Computers & Internet; Networking & OS; Operating Systems; Unix; General
Subject:
Computer Books: Operating Systems
Subject:
Text editors (Computer program
Subject:
Microcomputer Text Processing Software
Subject:
Books; Computers & Internet; Graphics & Software; Word Processers & Editors
Subject:
editor;unix;vi
Copyright:
Edition Number:
6
Edition Description:
Sixth Edition
Series:
Nutshell Handbooks
Publication Date:
19981111
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.19 x 7 x 0.85 in 1.22 lb

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A complete guide to text editing with "VI", the text editor available on all UNIX systems, this reference shows how to customize "VI" and "ex" to meet users' needs. Command summaries are included for easy reference.
"Synopsis" by , For many users, working in the Unix environment means using vi, a full-screen text editor available on most Unix systems. Even those who know vi often make use of only a small number of its features.
"Synopsis" by , For many users, working in the Unix environment means using vi, a full-screen text editor available on most Unix systems. Even those who know vi often make use of only a small number of its features. Learning the vi Editor is a complete guide to text editing withvi. Topics new to the sixth edition include multiscreen editing and coverage of fourviclones: vim, elvis, nvi, and vile and their enhancements to vi, such as multi-window editing, GUI interfaces, extended regular expressions, and enhancements for programmers. A new appendix describes vi's place in the Unix and Internet cultures. Quickly learn the basics of editing, cursor movement, and global search and replacement. Then take advantage of the more subtle power of vi. Extend your editing skills by learning to use ex, a powerful line editor, from within vi. For easy reference, the sixth edition also includes a command summary at the end of each appropriate chapter. Topics covered include: Basic editingMoving around in a hurryBeyond the basicsGreater power with exGlobal search and replacementCustomizing vi and exCommand shortcutsIntroduction to the vi clones' extensionsThe nvi, elvis, vim, and vile editors Quick reference to vi and ex commandsvi and the Internet
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